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on september 11th, 2012. >> did you have a close relationship with ambassador tore stevens? >> i worked with him for months from the time he went on there to the time he left. >> no one knows more the full extent of the fiasco that killed stevens. he worked closely with stevens for 6 months in libya before his violent death. a 24 year u.s. special forces veteran, wood's job was to try to prevent such an attack from occurring. >> does it make you mad? >> that was my first reaction when i heard ambassador stevens had been killed. i was angry. >> why did you come forward? >> i was had at the hub of everything going on there some of the information needs to come forward. >> we begin our story in the winter of 2011 a year before wood arrives in libya. colonel moammar khaddafy is in power in tripoli. they are gaining rocontrol over much of libya. february 25th the u.s. state department withdraws all of its personnel from the capital. but six weeks later april 5th, 2011, it sends stevens with a 12 man team by charter boat to benghazi now under rebel control. as special representative to the re
mislead is offensive. >> could you protect ambassador stevens? >> announcer: "special report investigates: death & deceit in benghazi." from washington, d.c., here is bret baier. >> bret: it looked like this election was all about the economy. but that changed when terrorist murdered four americans at the united states consulate in benghazi, libya, on the anniversary of 9/11. americans had questions. who did this? how? should our government have seen it coming? did president obama try to hide the truth? is this a huge scand that exposes a failed obama foreign policy? or is mitt romney just saying it is? tonight, we'll try to give you answers. we'll walk you step by step through the terror that unfolded that day. we'll break down the political maneuvering that followed. but we begin with a series of frightening developments and troubling decisions leading up to the horrific night in benghazi. it's a story you haven't heard. told by a man who tried to prevent what happened. on september 11, 2012. >> did you a close relationship with ambassador stevens? >> i lived and worked wit
affirmative action. attorney steven taylor who says they say they want to help but universities won't admit it. both guests have actually filed briefs on this fisher-u.t. case. mr. taylor, you first. what will be ms. fisr's arguments since she was on the 10% requirement that would have granted her admission based on her accomplishments. >> her argument is university of texas are violating principles the supreme court laid down in its last affirmative cases in 2003. in particular, universities said they could use race but they could not engage in racial balancing which means they could not seek proportional representation of the population. university of texas overtly does that. the court said you have to phase ou racial preferences within 25 years. nine of those years are gone, and it's quite clear, in part because of the slowness of working towards racial proportionality and what they call critical mass of every minority in every classroom, it's quite clear that the university of texas is on a trajectory that would extend racial preferences for many, many decades, and that clearly violates th
chris stevens. the most important take away, there were no protests in front of the consulate before the attacks ever. directly contradicting the story given by susan rice three weeks ago. here's the timeline as we know it from the state department. at 8:30 p.m. local, the streets are calm as ambassador stevens says good night to a viz siing turkish diplomat. answer agent sees a large number of men flowing into the compound and immediately puts out on alarm. a security act hustles the ambassador and others to a bunker inside the residence. the attackers then spray diesel newly igniting the building, trapping the men inside, unable to see or breathe through the heavy smoke. they now know that one security agent escapes through a window. later the american security detail finds the body of shaun smith who died of smoke inhalation, but is unable to locate ambassador stevens and in fact does not find him until his body turns up hours later in a hospital after the staff there dials numbers on ambassador stevens' cell phone to identify him. survivors escape in an armored vehicle through he
. or for ambassadorsteistevens. >> just the fact that stevens came in from tripoli and there wasn't enough security. >> that night, my belief was it was the fact that nearby, anybody and everybody was nearby called in for support. >> according to the various sources this is five u.s. agents. four local men securing the compound. when the massive attack began. ambassador stevens and others were escort it to barricaded building in the compound. unable to penetrate it, frustrated intruders had diesel fuel, ig noting oily fire trapped inside and somehow separated from the colleagues. ambassador stevens died of smoke inhalation. heroically, glen and another former navy seal ty wood managed to evacuate survivors fighting to a nearby safehouse known as the annex. >> he was on the roof. remained until everybody rescued from the safe house. because of him, all the people are still here today. then unfortunately, mortar fire was extremely accurate. >> tillekilled your brother and another sniper. >> yep. >> it doesn't sound like a spontaneous attack at all. >> no. from what i heard, it was well planned an wel
's deadliest massacre in 19 years. steven barten is joining me now to talk about this. he was one of 58 people wounded in the aurora shooting, shot in the face and the neck. steven, good morning to you. first of all, let me ask how you're feeling. >> i'm feeling just fine. my recovery's gone remarkably well. >> well, that is certainly good news to hear. you were one of the lucky ones. what would you liked to have seen wednesday night at the first presidential debate in terms of the discussions about guns. >> i mean really any specific discussion or reference to the issue would have been great. ideally i would have loved both candidates to talk about whether they support having a background check. that's a huge issue and it would have been great to see, that especially in an auditorium ten miles from a theater where i was shot and so many others were shot. >> this certainly could come up at a later debate, which we'll discuss more about social issues but you told one of our reporters that skipping gun lays in the debate showed a lack of respect. >> i think they owed it to the people who were sh
all it could do to protect ambassador stevens and three ambassador stevens and three other americans in libya. [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. [ male announcer ] finally, mom's oven-baked tastes straight from the microwave. like oven-roasted chicken in a creamy alfredo sauce. marie callender's new comfort bakes. it's time to savor. >> i know the president hopes for a safer, freer, more prosperous middle east, allied with us. i share this hope, but hope is not a strategy. we can't support our friends and defeat our enemies in the middle east when our words are not backed up by deeds. >> sean: that was gop presidential candidate mitt romney earlier today at the virginia military institute in lexington, virginia, delivering a powerful address on foreign policy. here with us to help break down governor romney's speech is former ambassador to the united nations, john bolton. ambassador, welcome back, sir. >> glad to be with
.s. ambassador cyst center stevens and three other americans were killed in that attack. senior international correspondent arwa damon went to the consulate ruins to help piece together exactly what happened. >> reporter: amid the ashes, soot, and debris, remnants of the life that was. it's all that remained in the unguarded u.s. consulate compound in benghazi when cnn arrived on the scene three days after the spleptember 11th atta. eyewitnesses told us it was a complex assault. the compound's first line of defense easily breached. according to one of the libyan guards who was stationed at the gate, armed with only a radio, the assault happened simultaneously from three different directions. he says that he initially heard chanting growing increasingly louder and then suddenly the gunfire, the rocket-propelled grenades, and other heavy machine gunfire all began attackiattack ing the compound in is where am boss der chris stevens slept. a makeshift safe room. here on the floor is where cnn found the ambassador's journal. it is also the same room where the ambassador was located, hours after th
ambassador chris stevens is sparking a clash on capitol hill. even before testimony began, democrats accuse republicans of cutting security budgets to the state department, and withholding documents and witnesses. committee chairman darrell issa accused the state department of ignoring pleas from its diplomats in libya to increase security in the months before the attack which killed ambassador stevens and three others. >> sir, we had the correct number of assets in benghazi at the time of 9/11 for what had been agreed upon. >> saying you had the correct number and our ambassador and three other individuals are dead and people are in the hospital recovering because it only took moments to breach that facility somehow doesn't seem to ring true to the american people. >> the state department says its security staff was appropriate for the threat level at the time, but that the attack on the benghazi consulate was, quote, unprecedented. >>> the chevron refinery in richmond crippled by a fire in august will keep its damaged unit offline for the rest of the year. now chevron didn't really announ
.s. diplomatic mission in benghazi which killed ambassador stevens and three other americans grew out of a spontaneous demonstration against an anti-muslim video. the white house later reversed course and said it was a premeditated terrorist attack. david plouffe tried to clear up its inconsistency yesterday on "meet the press." >> information was being provided real time. obviously you're going to know more two weeks after an event and a week after an event and as ambassador rice -- that was the information from the intelligence community, provided for congress. the reason, obviously, we now have stipulated this is a terrorist attack is that came from the intelligence agencies. >> plouffe's comments after the director of national sbem generals released a mea culpa two days earlier saying it was the fault of the intelligence community and not the white house acknowledging its assessment was based on preliminary and evolving evidence. that explanation wasn't good enough for peter king, the top republican on the house homeland security committee who called for the resignation of u.n. am
is the ongoing situation regarding the death of ambassador christopher stevens in libya. lots of vagueness about what really went on in the days leading up to this and indeed, afterwards. what is your assessment of where we are now? >> well, let me tell you what's not vague, and that is five days after, five days after what was very quickly determined by the intelligence committee as a terrorist attack, they trotted out our ambassador to the u.n. to every major news outlet saying that this was a spontaneous demonstration because of a hateful video. that's probably one of the worst things that i have ever observed in my life, and obviously, there were warnings and obviously anybody who believes that an attack with mortars and rocket-propelled grenades and a very sophisticated attack is the result of a video, i mean, it's just ridiculous. and finally, piers, it's not the video that's stoking these demonstrations. as you know, it's the radical islamists that are using the videos as a means of inflaming passion in the middle east and i'll be damned if i'm ready to abandon the freedom of speech becau
on that as well. >>> we have the situation of the death of ambassador christopher stevens in libya. lots of vagueness about what really went on in the days leading up to this and indeed afterwards. what is your assessment of where we are now? >> what is not vague, and that is five days after what was very quickly determined by the intelligence committee as a terrorist attack, they trotted out our ambassador of the u.n. to every major news outlet saying that this was a spontaneous demonstration because of a hateful video. that's probably one of the worst things that i have ever observed in my life, and obviously there were warnings, and obviously anybody who believes in an attack with mortars and rocket hi rocket-propelled grenades, a very sophisticated attack, is the result of a video is just ridiculous. it's not the video that's stokingdemonstrations, it's the iraqis who are using these videos, and i'll be damned if i'm going to vacate the freedom of speech because of muhammad. >> are you in favor of her resigning? >> no, she was shooting the messenger. she was told to do that. i blame
said president obama. you did a good job. >> yes, okay. >> steven -- >> if we do that we'll have growth. >> steven, governor romney is a smart, successful businessman. that pa rt is not in dispute. it appears like his plan is to cutting costs and becoming more profitable by 2016. americans are not employees of the government, being president is actually very different from being a ceo. i smoke with bill daley last week. he worked in the white house and the public service. he made a good point. he said a ceo can replace 15 or 30 people even in a big company and change it entirely. the budget is predetermined, the board knows it's coming. a president just can't do that. within the constraints of what a president can actually do, really, how is life going to be that different in four years if mitt romney is president? >> you're right. 's like trying to steer an elephant, trying to change the direction of the u.s. government. that's part of the problem. isn't it? i agree with kevin. i'm a free enterprise guy. i do believe -- let me put it like this. this tax system is a pinto. what we need
. it was a terrorist attack. u.s. ambassador chris stevens, three other americans were killed. security at the time of the attack was modest at best. the white house has come under attack for not providing better protection. just a short time ago this evening, secretary of state clinton traveling in peru, said the buck stops with her and she takes the blame for the assault. >> i take responsibility. i'm in charge of the state department. 60,000 plus people all over the world, 275 posts. the president and the vice president certainly wouldn't be knowledgeable about specific decision that are made by security professionals. they're the ones who weigh all of the threats and the risks and the needs and make a considered decision. >> her statement, of course comes just hours before the second presidential debate. first i want to bring in cnn's foreign affairs reporter elise lav it who had the interview. this is the first time that secretary clinton talked about that night in depth, what else did she tell you? >> you're right. the first time she talked about the attack, and she talked about the harrowing
their deaths. in an interview with bloomberg news the father of ambassador chris stevens said, quote, it would really be abhor rent to make this isn't a campaign issue before the investigation into the attack is complete, end quote. this comes after the mother of glen dougherty, the ex-navy s.e.a.l. killed in bengha asked hit romney to stop mentions her son on the campaign trail. it all spilled over into a bitter exchange between obama and romney campaign advisers. >> there are inconsistencies here. what we're saying is that, you know, as americans, we deserve to know what really happened going into this attack and what did the administration to after. because we want to learn from them, obviously. we want to make sure this doesn't happen again. >> we don't need wingtip cowboys. we don't need shoot from the hip diplomacy. when mitt romney first responded to what was going on in libya his own party called him out for sensitivity. he's done nothing but politicize this issue when what we need to do is find out what happened, and do that as americans, not as democrats and republicans. >> you could
, they put out a political statement when the attacks were going on, before we knew ambassador stevens was murdered. you can't play politics with american lives. i think both of them have a little bit of cleanup operation to do tonight on the question of libya. >> that's libya. i do want to talk iran. paul begala, thank you very much. we have much more on iran. that's next. [ male announcer ] this is anna, her long day teaching the perfect swing begins with back pain and a choice. take advil, and maybe have to take up to four in a day. or take aleve, which can relieve pain all day with just two pills. good eye. boring. boring. [ jack ] after lauren broke up with me, i went to the citi private pass page and decided to be...not boring. that's how i met marilyn... giada... really good. yes! [ jack ] ...and alicia. ♪ this girl is on fire [ male announcer ] use any citi® card to get the benefits of private pass. more concerts. more events. more experiences. [ jack ] hey, who's boring now? [ male announcer ] get more access with a citi card. [ crowd cheering, mouse clicks ] >>> as preside
. ambassador stevens move to the bathroom within the safe area which has a window. they try to open it but it doesn't help. there's just too much smoke. they drop to the floor trying to get air. even down there they can't breathe. they leave the safe haven and take their chances. they find another window grill they can open. this is the window the special agent jimmies open and crawls out of. stevens and smith do not crawl out after him. even though he can barely see barely breathe he goes back in. he goes back in and out several times. he can't find them. he is over come with smoke. he struggled up a small ladder to the roof of the building and collapses. he radios the other agents. another u.s. agent emerges from the tact kel operation center throwing a smoke grenade he moves to the small residence and gets the two agents there out. the three get into an armored vehicle parked nearby and drive a short distance to the large residence. they crawl into the residence on their hands and knees feeling their way through the building to try to find their two colleagues. they find smith, t
't seem to be beneath the office of the presidency. bill: thank you. steven hayes in washington. there is so much more to talk about and we shall with martha. martha: moral issues came up also how governor romney tide this to the economic debate. also, a few laughs. southbound wouldn't expect to show up in the presidential debates. and they are yellow. [♪] ♪ [ male announcer ] one in six. that's w many struggle with hunger in america. ♪ but what if there was a simple way to feedhose in need? now, there is. shop walmart for select brands' low prices through october 12th and you help secure meals for local families. go to walmart.com/hunger and learn more about how you can join the fight. because hunger is a big problem and it needs a big answer. martha: the president went after governor romney for his criticism of the wall street reform protection act known as dodd frank. >> in the past governor romney said he wants to repeal god frank, roll it back. the question is, does anybody think the big problem we had is that there was too much oversight and regulation of wall street
in an attack on our diplomatic post in this benghazi. among those killed was our ambassador, chris stevens, as well as foreign service officer sean smith. we are still notifying the families of the others who were killed. and today the american people stand united in holding the families of the four americans in our thoughts and in our prayers. the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. we're working with the government of libya to secure our diplomats. i've also directed my administration to increase our security at diplomatic posts around the world. and make no mistake, we will work with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. since our founding, the united states has been a nation that respects all faiths. we reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. but there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence, none. the world must stand together to unequivocally reject these brutal acts. already many libyans have joined us in doing so, and this attack will not break
to find out the facts but as senator corker and i have said if there are cables from chris stevens to the state department that reflected what was written in his diary then the state department knew or should have known he was in grave danger before the attack in benghazi and he was not protected. second, why was he in benghazi to begin with? our embassy is in tripoli. we only have a consulate in benghazi. there are unanswered questions we need answers to now that would not taint the overall investigation but would help to clear a lot of the misunderstandings up. >> geraldo: what is your prediction? two of the perpetrators or the suspects in the crime now arrested in turkey reportedly. apparently we know more or less which militia, wil which al-qaa affiliated militia did more of the attacking on september 11th. do we take military action now? what would you counsel the president? >> my counsel would be to look back to 9/11 2001. we had a terrible terrorist attack in our country on that date. president at that time gathered the necessary information to, first of all, confirm where t
cetera. i think that's the best way to go. >> steven, good to see you. steven lieb joining us. >>> she was the woman responsible for protecting your money during a financial crisis. >> we participated in the bailout and they did have a short-term impact in stabilizing the market, but that's not something i'm proud of. i'm ashamed about it. we had to do it, but it's not something i'm bragging about. >> four years later she's pointing fingers and naming names. who had your back and who didn't? that's next on "your money." ou a head start on your dinner. that seems easier sure does who are you? [ female announcer ] new progresso recipe starters. five delicious cooking sauces you combine with fresh ingredients to make amazing home-cooked meals. ♪ ambiance [ female announcer ] new progresso recipe starters. your head-start to home cooked. [ female announcer ] new progre♪so recipe starters. ♪ we're lucky, it's not every day you find a companion as loyal as a subaru. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. you see us, at the start of the day. on the company phone list that's a few nam
. it reminds us that people like ambassador chris stevens give the last full measure to their country. that's the first thing to remember. the accountability review board to which the secretary responded will indeed take a look at whether or not the preparations were adequate, given what was known about the intelligence picture. i myself have received reports from accountability review boards and that will be the purpose of those investigations. there is then the issue of what intelligence agency, people on the ground, did or didn't know about what was going on. and there, i know that chairman mike rogers wants the intelligence committees to look at questions of what the intelligence committee knew, what the community knew, how they communicated that to policy makers and that's the appropriate venue for that discussion. >> greta: if there is a problem at a u.s. embassy, a general course. i realize each incident is unique. but if there is a problem in an embassy, what happens first? is there a protocol that the embassy notifies the state department? what's the process? >> well, clearly, ther
. woods disobeyed the order and tried to rescue ambassador christopher stevens and other americans. tyrone woods was killed that day. so was the ambassadors, his aid sean smith and glen doherty also a navy seal. today on the radio program president obama said. this i was not personally aware of any requests. obviously we have an infrastructure that's set up to manage requests like that. we're kind to find out what happens. ultimately any time there is a death of an american oversees i want to find out what happened because my most important job as president is keeping the american people safe. >> bill: all right. so once again, mr. obama didn't explain what happened on 9/11 in libya. once again he said his administration is investigating. but so much, so much misinformation has been but the out there by the obama administration you would think that six weeks after the attack some kind of clarity could be put forth by the president he doesn't have to do it because the press is not pushing him. brian williams, one of the few journalists mr. obama is talking with, had a chance to ask him some
and bay area native chris stevens. the state department called the incident a, quote, orchestrated unprecedented terrorist attack. they said there was no indication it was coming. they also denied allegations of inadequate security levels at the compound. >> to start off by saying you had the correct number and our ambassador and three other individuals are dead and people are in the hospital recovering because it only took moments to breach that facility, somehow doesn't seem to ring true to the american people. >> also heard from the formerred had of a 16-member u.s. military team in libya who said benghazi never had the forces needed to protect itself. >>> california senator dianne feinstein says that's obvious based on the amount of damage done in such a short amount of time. she spoke exclusively with cbs 5 reporter phil matier earlier today. >> clearly, the security wasn't adequate. they were able to blow the gate. there was not sufficient force to prevent that. they were able to launch rocket- propelled grenades into the facility. and six mortars, two of which didn't hit and
qaeda. it is unclear if this is connected to the shooting which killed ambassador chris stevens. >>> they are meeting for their one and only debate. and why paul ryan is feeling close to the debate. >>> they came back to the bay area and they dream of another bay bridge world series. >> reporter: that is right, they will be perched on barstools and we are here at the ballpark where some are slated to open early this morning. we are here with very excited fans as well as in oakland after their team pulled off a nail biting win half the night. >> they are coming around from the oakland a's and they will live another day. >> the as rally from behind. cocoa crisp, made the traditional game with a whip creamed pie to the face. [applauds] [crowd noise] >> reporter: the giants pulled off an 8-3 win and forced a winner takes all in game 5 having a great game striking out 6 hitters. and they caught up with some giants fans who made the trek to cincinnati. >> we drove from cincinnati. >> first game and so we decided to stay and now we are staying. >> now the game takes place at 10:07 this
just about half a mile away. you know the story. four americans killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens, foreign service officer shawn smith and security officers glen doherty and ty woods. the chair of the government committee that initiated this hearing opened up by saying the state department was, quote, coming clean as it released new details just last night. those details include officials saying that attack at the consulate in benghazi was impossible to defend. and today, a regional security officer testified the assault was something the united states had never seen before at a diplomatic outpost. >> i had not seen an attack of such ferocity and intensity previously in libya. nor in my time with the diplomatic security service. i'm concerned that this attack signals a new security reality, just as the 1983 beirut marine barracks bombings did for the marines, the 1998 east africa embassy bombings did for the state department, and 9/11 did for our entire country. however, we must remember that it is critical that we balance our risk mitigation efforts with the needs of our diplomat
, the pentagon and fbi that an attack was underway and that ambassador stevens was in the compound. just two hours later another e-mail indicated the libyan extremist group claiming responsibility for the attack on social media websites. >> so what you saw in the e-mails in that realtime was a real description and if you noticed, there was no talk of demonstrations or other things. and it was clearly very early identified with a terrorist affiliate of aqim. >> reporter: clinton said "cher picking a document does not tell the whole story. an initial claim of responsibility is not solid evidence." >> posting something on facebook is not in and of itself evidence. and i think it just underscores how fluid the reporting was at the time and continued for some time to be. >> reporter: the group denied being responsible the next day. in fact, intelligence officials do not believe this libyan group is solely responsible. a u.s. government official tells cnn that the latest intelligence suggests a core group of suspects that launched the initial part of the attack on the mission was somewhere between
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